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Kyokushin Karate Seminar - Glasgow, United Kingdom


                                 Glasgow, United Kingdom


                                                                Organizer: Kyokushin Karate Fernando Dojo

                                                                   WORLD SOKYOKUSHIN United Kingdom


Purpose of the seminar:

The Kyokushin Karate International Seminar 2014, ideally, Training gashuku should serve two purposes:-

Provide a concentrated environment of group training without distraction that allows maximal learning in every respect - physical, mental, spiritual, technical.

Provide knowledge - in the form of new techniques, new training ideas and new approaches.

Saiko Shihan Hasegawa is one of the original and most senior students of Sosai  Oyama. Kyokushin Karate Fernando Dojo would like to share his great knowledge with karateka from the UK and the rest of the world.

Instructor:  Saiko Shihan Kazuyuki Hasegawa 8th Dan Japan

About Instructor: Shihan Kazuyuki Hasegawa enrolled at the So-Honbu in Ikebukuro / Tokyo in 1967. He competed in the 1st All Japan Karate Open Tournament and took 3rd Place. Next year he became the Champion of the 2nd All Japan Karate Open Tournament. At that time he scored an ippon for performing a perfectly timed Ashibarai followed by a Gedan Gyaku-tsuki, Shihan Hasegawa’s special technique. Shihan Hasegawa raised several of his students to obtain the same title. Sosai Masutatsu Oyama appointed him as Branch Chief of Tokushima Prefecture in 1971, and a couple years later Sosai also entrusted him Aichi Prefecture. In 1999 Shihan Hasegawa received the Shakai-Bunka-Korosho (Cultural Award of the Community) from the Bunka-Shinkokai (Association of Cultural Development), this was the first time this award was given to a member of the Karate Kai. He is also the author of several Kyokushin Karate books. As Shihan Hasegawa is 8th Dan, he is a Saiko Shihan of the Kyokushinkaikan World Sokyokushin , and at present he is the Chairman of the Board.

Teaching: The seminar will comprise 30% Kihon, Ido and Kata and the remaining 70% will focus on Kumite techniques and Kumite. Shihan Hasegawa has his own Kumite style that he will share with participants, including Gyaku Te techniques and Kuzushi. (Kuzu shi literally breaking a person’s balance of centeredness)

Date: 19th to 20th of April 2014

Please confirm your attendance by March 10th at the latest.


Saturday and Sunday

10am to 12pm               Training

12pm to 1pm               Lunch break

1pm to 4pm                 Training

Registrations are open from 9.00 am Saturday for overseas participants.

Venue: The ARC Gym at Glasgow Caledonian University (Glasgow City Centre)


Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, G4 0BA

What to bring: Karate Gi (2 if possible) Training equipment (shin pads, gloves, groin protector etc.)

Seminar fee: £90

Payments: Bank deposit

Accommodation suggestions:

Participants need to book their own accommodation and we encourage you to do this in advance.

The Euro Hostel on Glasgow’s Clyde Street offers dormitory type accommodation from £15 per night.

The Premier Inn, on Argyle Street, offers rooms from £29 per night.

Sayonara Party: There will be a Sayonara Party after the Seminar at 6.00 on Sunday 20th April. All are welcome.

Contact information:

Please contact Sensei Prasanna Fernando or Dojo secretary Jonathan Mendoza by email at:

 budo.karate@yahoo.com        or       sokyokushinuk@yahoo.co.uk

Phone: +44 07984680609


Special notice: This is the first time Shihan Hasegawa has visited the UK and places are limited to 80 people on a first come first served basis. Please confirm your place soon to avoid disappointment.

All participants will receive a Certificate of Participation from Saiko Shihan Hasegawa.

We welcome all Kyokushin groups and styles of knockdown Karate to attend and look forward to see you in Glasgow. Osu!

Prasanna Fernando Sensei

Sokyokushin Kyokushin Karate Fernando Dojo

United Kingdom